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A triad sets forth, utilizing science to unfold the arcane codex of MC5 for their next release “Death to Ferocious Fucking Teeth – Ferocious Fucking Teeth ‘Til Death” (Winter 2015). Machination and creation collide as hand is riffed to sonic face for their future release “Untitled” (Fall 2015). Lineup: Brian P. Smith – Vocals and   Read More …

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Before even listening to The Silks’ impossibly great album, Last American Band , you can learn a lot about the spirit of the band from a couple of quotes from its longhaired frontman, Tyler-James Kelly. When rain began to fall at their recent Riotfest gig in Chicago (which also featured The Replacements reunion, fronted by   Read More …

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The continuing misadventures of neurotic Connecticut minstrel Ross Page and his equally neurotic team of friendly twentysomethings.

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Elison Jackson is a garage–folk/ psychedelic rock band from New Haven, CT. Their third recrd, “Do Not Fear To Kill A Dead Man”, was released in the fall of 2013 to critical acclaim. Featuring basement organs, haunted lyrics and Neil Young-esqe guitar jams, their sound has expanded significantly from its folk roots, moving forward with   Read More …

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The Adarna created a high-energy breed of rock n roll born out of the notion of society being over-saturated by technology. They call this genre “Jet City Rock” as a tribute to their hometown of Seattle. In 2012, The Adarna released a fan-funded album that is airing on over 200+ college radio stations in addition   Read More …

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loom is a four-piece from Bethel, Conn., that makes heavy, dreamy pop with heart. The band is comprised of singer-songwriter Danielle Capalbo (guitars, vox), her brother Will Touri (lead guitar), drummer Jared Thompson (Spectral Fangs, The Field Recordings) and bassist Ashley Kenney (Lucky Seven). Danielle’s disarming vocals and keen songwriting are the backbone for the   Read More …

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Marvelous Liars is a strut rock power trio from New London, CT. Members include Nicholas Johns-Vox/Guitar, Eric Riotte- Bass, and Shane O’Connell -Drums. First created as a solo project after Nick’s other group, Gone For Good, had went their separate ways; the band was to have revolving guest members for shows while Nick performed and   Read More …

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Formed in late 2009, The Box Tiger is an indie rock band from the outskirts of Toronto, Ontario founded by singer/songwriter Sonia Sturino. Although young, the sound comes off as mature and well organized, while still maintaining heart, intensity, honesty and a sense of fun. The Box Tiger manages to keep a D.I.Y. indie aura,   Read More …

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The Riots bring that early punk sound and snotty attitude. Winners of the “Best Punk” at the 2013 & 2014 Ct Music awards The Lost Riots have torn up the northeast with a blitz of shows, playing some one NYC’s biggest venues and a slew of releases has made them one of the most sought   Read More …

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The Cranks, twins Haley and Connor Gowland and Alex Markoski) play upbeat alt-rock with the modern dynamics of Guster, Paramore and The Strokes. Haley’s vocals are reminiscent of proficient rockers like Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders. After 6 years of writing and performing hundreds of shows, in 2014 The Cranks were named winners of the   Read More …

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Pocket Vinyl is a melodic mesh between a piano and a painting. Pocket Vinyl is primarily a story of love. Eric Stevenson and Elizabeth Jancewicz got together in early 2010. They went on their first tour later that summer showcasing their unique show: a man who hits, beats, and slams a piano with his blistered   Read More …

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Art Rock, that’s a pretty broad term. And yet, when describing Providence, Rhode Island’s Roz & The Rice Cakes, the term Art Rock fits squarely in the center of any definition that attempts to describe this band’s sound. But under the stuttering time-changes, the crescendos and the complex arrangements, at the heart of these songs,   Read More …

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The Can Kickers are an old time band with drums. They formed in 2000 and have played over 700 shows in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Dan Thompson plays fiddle, Doug Schaefer plays drums, and Daniel Spurr plays banjo, guitar, and sings.

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“Jennifer Dauphinais is a songwriter’s songwriter. She takes her time with her compositions, seeing them through the stages of life, the way a parent watches a child grow. Heavy-handed when necessary, helpless at other times, in love from start to finish.” – Chip McCabe, Lonesome Noise Influenced by the emotional roots of country, the confessional   Read More …

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While attending art school in Baltimore, Maryland Dan Blakeslee, a Maine native discovered that he had an equal and deeply rooted connection to music. He would sneak into the galleries to play his guitar through the late hours of the evening surrounded by easels and oil paintings. After four years in “Charm City” he returned   Read More …

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We are thrilled to announce that DEATH will be headlining ‪#‎iamfest2013‬!!! Formed in 1971, three black brothers from Detroit were making punk music before the Ramones even hit a single power chord. Unarguably, the first black punk band ever. Arguably, the first punk band, period. “The first time the stereo played ‘Politicians in My Eyes,’ I couldn’t   Read More …

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Mark is the former singer of Miracle Legion. That band lasted a long time and did great things. His next band was Polaris. They wrote the music for tv show ‘The Adventures of Pete & Pete’. Polaris never really existed outside the television but there is an album. Mark’s solo career began with Fathering –   Read More …

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For Ava Luna, the past few years have been a testament to their dogged pursuit of that process. Formed by Hernandez, Ava Luna is comprised of long-time friends Ethan Bassford (bass) , Julian Fader (drums), Felicia Douglass (vocals, synth), NathanTompkins (synth), and Becca Kauffman (vocals, guitar), who all met in New York City. Pulling from years   Read More …

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The Rice Cakes are equal parts keyboardist and vocalist Roz Raskin, bassist Justin Foster, and drummer Casey Belisle. The eclectic trio recently won 95.5 WBRU’s 2012 Rock Hunt and was named Best Local Act of 2010 by the Providence Phoenix and were honored to perform at the year’s New port Folk Fest. They mix an   Read More …

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Cymbals Eat Guitars was founded in 2007 by guitarist Joseph D’Agostino and drummer Matthew Miller, who both graduated from Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin in 2006. Neil Berenholz, guitarist Matt Cohen, and keyboardist Daniel Baer joined the band after responding to an ad D’Agostino posted on Craigslist. 90’s alternative bands such as Pavement heavily influenced the Cymbals Eat Guitar’s sound. An early version of   Read More …

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